Chef and cookbook author John Gregory-Smith shares his delight in four favourite Turkish food spots in London.
FOR FOOD SHOPPING
Turkish Food Market
'One of the best sources of ingredients including simit (a Turkish bagel), sujuk (spicy sausage), olives and pepper flakes.' 385 Green Lanes, N4 1EU. Harringay Green Lanes rail.
'This old Turkish restaurant has been a favourite of mine for years. The lahmacun flatbread topped with minced lamb is great served with loads of herbed yogurt.' 160 Bethnal Green Rd, E2 6DG. Bethnal Green.
'This sprawling place dominates the high street. Order the pastramistuffed pide flatbread, juicy kebabs and the meze.' 46 Green Lanes, N4 1AG. Harringay Green Lanes rail.
'For the ultimate kebab in London, head to Mangal in Dalston. My favourite here is the adana kebab with spicy minced lamb and loads of pepper flakes.' 10 Arcola St, E8 2DJ. Dalston Kingsland Overground.
John Gregory-Smith is the author of 'Turkish Delights', recently published by Kyle Books (£19.99).
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